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Operation Christmas Drop 2012
The Operation Christmas Drop 2012 patch is displayed on the arm of Capt. Anthony Felix, an instructor pilot from the 36th Airlift Squadron at Yokota Air Base, Japan, as he takes off to begin an OCD delivery flight from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 12, 2012. Each year OCD provides aid to more than 30,000 islanders in Chuuk, Palau, Yap, Marshall Islands and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. This year is the 61st anniversary of OCD, making it the longest running humanitarian mission in the world. In total, there are eight planned days of air drops, with 54 islands scheduled to receive humanitarian aid. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Carlin Leslie/Released)
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Operation Christmas Drop 2012

Posted 12/12/2012   Updated 12/12/2012 Email story   Print story

    


by Senior Airman Carlin Leslie
36th Wing Public Affairs


12/12/2012 - ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- Members of the 36th Airlift Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan,  air drop deliveries to Pingelap Island and Mokil Island on the second day of Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 12, 2012.

Each year OCD provides aid to more than 30,000 islanders in Chuuk, Palau, Yap, Marshall Islands and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. This year is the 61st anniversary of OCD, making it the longest running humanitarian mission in the world. In total, there are eight planned days of air drops, with 54 islands scheduled to receive humanitarian aid.



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12/13/2012 12:46:05 AM ET
This is awesome. I am from the Northern Mariana Islands--Tinian--and I've never heard of Operation Christmas Drop but it's great to know that we're going to be recipients this year. Thank you.
AF_Chamorita, Kadena AB Japan
 
12/12/2012 7:25:16 AM ET
Awesome Great photos
Kirsten Roberts, Andersen AFBGuam
 
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